Nebraska Authors

Alan J. Bartels

Born 1970 NE (USA)

1989 Greeley, Nebraska High School graduate Alan Bartels served in the U.S. Army from 1989-1993, including service with the 2nd Armored Division during Desert Shield/Desert Storm in 1990 and 1991. From 1993-1997, he served with the U.S. Army Reserves. A Farwell, Nebraska resident since 1993, Bartels began freelance writing in 2004. His articles have been published in multiple newspapers and several national magazines. Currently he serves as the editor of Nebraska Life Magazine.

Places Lived

Farwell, NE

Author Of

  • Journalism
  • Nonfiction


Magazine Articles; Children's Books


Graduated, 1989, Greeley High School, Greeley, NE



Places Worked

Nebraska Life Magazine


Magazine Writer of the Year Award of Merit, International Regional Magazine Association


Nebraska Writers Guild
Proceeds from children's book What's Going Down in Prairie Dog Town? go to Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots youth service program.
Volunteer at Audubon's Rowe Sanctuary since 2002.
Dennis Vossberg
Michael Forsberg
Barbara Salvatore
Dwaine Spieker


What's Going Down in Prairie Dog Town? 2017. (Foreword by Jane Goodall)

Numerous magazine newspaper articles, including Nebraska Life Magazine, Colorado Life Magazine, Utah Life Magazine, Rural Electric Nebraskan, Reptiles Magazine, Working Ranch Magazine, Living Here Magazine.

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